Should I Request a Hearing with the Board of Veterans Appeals?

It depends. The hearing docket gives you the opportunity to present your case to a Veterans Law Judge either in person or via video conference. However, because the Board is prioritizing legacy appeals over
the new appeals system, you are likely going to have to wait years before your hearing even takes place. The Board also has a large backlog of requested hearings in the Legacy system and they have to continue to get through those cases before scheduling hearings under AMA. This means that veterans will likely be waiting for AMA hearings for the next three to five years, causing a significant delay in the decision-making process.

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